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Vanfest Announces Schedule for Eighth Annual Benefit Fest

VanFest returns with a stellar lineup of artists including The Black Tones, Whitney Ballen, SEACATS, Familiars, and more. Proceed benefit the Maple Valley Food Bank.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Smokey Brights Turns Sonder into a Undeniable Groove with “Different Windows” (KEXP Premiere)

Seattle's Smokey Brights delve into disco grooves with the first single from their Different Windows EP, out Sept. 21 via Freakout Records


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Throwaway Style: Five Essential Hardly Art-Released Singles

After celebrating the influence and legacy for Sub Pop for months, Martin Douglas decided their outstanding sister label should also get some love. Here are five essential songs from the Hardly Art's increasingly storied history.


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Ben Gibbard & Kshama Sawant Discuss Saving The Showbox

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant stop by The Morning Show with John Richards to discuss saving The Showbox.


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Throwaway Style: Lié Forcibly Challenges the Culture of Abuse on Hounds

On the Vancouver punk trio's third full-length, Lié embody an array of narrative perspectives in order to capture the fear and trauma abusers leave in their wake.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Love, Loss, Crime, & Hedonism: The Purrs Return with New Album Destroy The Sun (KEXP Premiere + Q&A)

The Seattle psych rockers release their latest album, Destroy The Sun, on Aug. 3 via Swoon Records. KEXP shares an advance stream and catches up with the band about making the record, learning to let go, and the capitalist structures they would utilize to actually “destroy the sun.”


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A Hood Pedigree of Syndicates and Felonies: A Look at Shabazz Palaces' Lese Majesty

In this edition of Rewind, Martin Douglas explores Shabazz Palaces' odyssey-like sophomore album, which surveys its environment with more street savvy than the group is often given credit for.


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Throwaway Style: Raven Hollywood Searches for Relief on Cliche Noir

On the heels of IRL, the Seattle artist’s latest release delivers another set of deeply ruminative, off-center singer-songwriter-influenced hip-hop.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Hosannas Soundtrack an Anime Dreamscape Tinged With Heartbreak in the "Hands" Music Video (KEXP Premiere)

The Portland duo release the video for the single from their recent album, Picture Him Protecting You, a hand-drawn homage to anime and crushing heartbreak.


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Local Music KEXP Premiere

Seacats Find Happiness in Themselves and Each Other in the “My Shoes” Music Video (KEXP Premiere)

In an era that incites us all to compare each other to one another constantly, Seattle's Seacats offer a loving alternative.


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Throwaway Style: A Short List of Strongly Recommended Local Acts Playing Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Starting tomorrow and running through Sunday is this year's Capitol Hill Block Party. In another act of civil servitude, Martin Douglas points you toward the local bands you should definitely check out this weekend.


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Portland’s Loose Offer a Relentless Summer Parable with “Heatstroke” (KEXP Premiere)

Serendipitously aligned with a real-life Pacific Northwest heat wave, the Portland band captures the feeling of the beating sun in Cascadia with jagged riffs and shot-along melodies.


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